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BSE realty index rises

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The BSE Realty Index pared early losses and closed 5.6 percent higher in a volatile Tuesday session.

Government data showed infrastructure sector output grew 7.0 percent in October from a year earlier, faster than an upwardly revised annual growth of 2.7 percent in September.

Orbit Corp, Indiabulls Real Estate and DLF were among the top gainers in the realty index, rising 13.9 percent, 8.4 percent and 7 percent respectively.

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Reliance Industries gains

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Reliance Industries gained 3.7 percent on Monday, recovering from the recent underperformance.

Shares in India’s top listed firm closed at 998.2 rupees after helping the benchmark index gain more than 200 points.

Shares in real estate firms drop

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A labourer works at a construction site in the northern Indian city Lucknow February 7, 2006. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar/Files

Shares of real estate developers came under pressure on Thursday following the arrest of top public sector bankers the previous evening on corruption charges.

The CBI on Wednesday arrested five officials from state-run listed companies, including the chief executive of LIC Housing Finance, for taking bribes to facilitate large corporate loans.

Bank index falls on probe report

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The banking index ended 2.9 percent lower on reports pointing to a probe into loans issued by some financial institutions, adding to investor nervousness.

After market hours, the CBI arrested eight top officials from banks and financial firms on charges of taking bribes to grant corporate loans.

RIL falls, weak day for oil & gas stocks

Shares in Reliance Industries, which have the heaviest weight in the benchmark index, closed 1.7 percent lower on Tuesday. The BSE Oil & Gas Index closed 1.69 percent lower.

Indian markets struggled as as military tensions in Korea, a local corruption scandal and Ireland’s financials troubles spooked investors.

SKS Microfinance shares rise

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Shares in microlender SKS Microfinance rose 5.75 percent to close at 714.45 rupees on Monday.

Shares took a beating on Thursday and fell 20 percent after the lender said the new regulations could squeeze profit and revenue. However, SKS on Friday said its balance sheet was healthy.

Realty stocks end lower

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It was not a great day for markets and real estate stocks especially, as the sectoral index slipped 3.84 percent.

Indiabulls Real Estate ended down 5.86 percent, followed by DB Realty which slipped 4.6 percent.

Metal stocks post decent gains

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The BSE Metals index gained 1.9 percent on Thursday, with stocks like Hindalco and JSW Steel posting top gains.

Hindalco shares closed 4.8 percent higher at 222.35 rupees, JSW Steel gained 3.5 percent. Jindal Steel and Power ended down 1.8 percent as the top sectoral loser.

Reliance Cap drops after results

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People watch a large screen displaying India's benchmark share index on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai January 24, 2008.REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe/Files

Shares in Reliance Capital fell on the first day of trade after the company declared on Saturday consolidated net profit had declined 28 pct to 1.12 billion rupees.

The stock had hit a 52-week high of Rs 929.25 on January 19, 2010 and a 52-week low of Rs 611.30 on 21 May 2010.

Realty stocks fall

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It was a tough day for those who invest in real estate stocks as the BSE Realty index fell 4.76 percent on Friday, in a Mumbai market that fell more than 400 points.

Sobha Developers was worst hit in the sector, ending down 6 percent. Unitech shares fell 5.9 percent, while DLF slipped 5.46 percent.

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